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  • Addiction Career Workforce Recruitment Campaign. "Imagine Who You Could Save" is a campaign designed to recruit people to the profession of substance use disorders treatment. The campaign was created by 4 gorups: NAADAC, Northeast ATTC, Central East ATTC, and the ATTC National Office. The ongoing campaign includes numerous components such as an award winning video, the Web site, and a variety of other marketing materials.

  • Addiction Counselor Distance Education Opportunities. Distance education offers flexibility for people who have work or family responsibilities outside of school. Students enrolled in online education programs are able to work at their own pace, accelerating their studies if desired. Distance education also helps meeth the needs of people who live in rural or remote areas. This guide is intended to help guide a potential distance learner in the NFATTC region (WA, AK, HI, OR, Pacific jurisdictions) determine the types of opportunities available and the kind of technology needed. It offers tips for success, how to select a program, a list current courses available and other resources.

  • Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program. This one-year residency program at the University of Washington provides psychiatric physicians with advanced training in the skills, clinical judgment, and knowledge necessary to the practice of addiction psychiatry. (Confederation of NW Addiction Research Centers)

  • Addiction Studies Center - Indiana Wesleyan University. The Addiction Studies Center (ASC) at Indiana Wesleyan University was established with the unique vision to become a place where education, research, and treatment combine in studying the problems of addiction. The hallmark of the ASC is the collaborative work of students and faculty in integrating a Christian worldview to address the suffering and consequences brought on by addiction. Don P. Osborn, Director and Professor

  • Addiction Studies Program for Journalists.. Sponsored by Wake Forest University School of Medicine and National Families in Action

  • Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Network (ATTC).. 13 regional (US) centers and national office. The purpose of the ATTC is to change clinical practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of addiction treatment practitioners from multiple disciplines by facilitating access to state-of-the-art research and education.

  • Alcohol Medical Scholars Program (AMSP). The mission of the AMSP is to promote optimal education in medical schools regarding alcohol use disorders and other substance-related problems. Web site incldues numerous Powerpoint lectures on alcoholism topics and other teaching and tools, including a list of feature films on substance abuse for classroom discussion. Director is Marc A. Schuckit, MD.

  • Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention Curriculum.. Boston Medical Center & Boston University. Free online curriculum for generalist clinicians, educators, and trainees; teaches skills for addressing alcohol problems in primary care settings, emphasizing cross-cultural efficacy.

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine Education Portal. Source of training for physicians and other health professionals on addiction medicine, including opioid use disorder, buprenorphine and other and medication assisted treatment (MAT). In-preson conferences, online webinars and other e-learning courses available.

  • The Answer Page. Online educational website sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society for physicians, healthcare professionals and others interested continuing medical education, including a number of CME programs related to medical marijuana (pharmacology, chronic pain, development of dispensaries, FDA drug approval process, and more).

  • ASAM Waiver Course Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Source of online training courses for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants about buprenorphine and other medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. The Waiver Course is designed for health providers who have authority to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.

  • Athena. The Athena website is created for Washington State prevention professionals to develop, update, and sustain their substance abuse prevention work.
    You can find general information about substance abuse prevention or you can get specific documents and tools like sample agendas and surveys. You can also access prevention discussions and online training opportunities.

  • California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE). CAADE serves 60 colleges and universities in California. It promotes and supports quality [higher] education in alcohol and drug studies, develops accreditation standards for alcohol and drug higher education, certifies alcohol and drug treatment counselors, and provides continuing education. List of accredited colleges.

  • Center for Criminality & Addiction Research, Training & Application (CCARTA).. UC San Diego. (formerly Addiction Training Center). The Center facilitates a variety of science-based educational, training, and networking events annually for the several stakeholders in substance abuse prevention and treatment, in addition to publishing proceedings, newsletters, and curricula.

  • Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training. University of Massachusetts. Committed to promoting state of the art, evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment in healthcare and community settings through training, research and public service. Tobacco-related research, clinical treatment services, technical assistance, and professional education programs. Offers the Massachusetts Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training and Certification Program.

  • Centre for Motivation and Change. The Centre for Motivation & Change (Amsterdam) offers training, education and in-house consultancy services for organizations in the field of education, chronic disease management, addictions, lifestyle change & health promotion, compliance with medication, stress-management and organizational change. In Dutch.

  • Chemical Dependency Professional Certification in Washington State. Information and links from the Washington State Department of Health on Chemical Dependency Professional and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee certification requirements, continuing education, laws and fees.

  • Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest. The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is to provide low-cost, quality training for the staff, interns and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All training provided is NAADAC approved and designed to meet Washington State Department of Health (DOH) training requirements.

  • COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) for REMS [COPE-REMS]. COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) for REMS (COPE-REMS) is a free online course about safe opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates COPE-REMS for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. The COPE-REMS course is unique in that it allows participants to experience patient-prescriber video vignettes on how to handle tough situations and refresh their knowledge of clinical pharmacology. The CME course responds to the FDA REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) for extended-release and long-acting opioids by being fully REMS-compliant. Participants can view interactive, audiovisual content and review guidelines for safe prescribing, thereby increasing their knowledge and confidence when treating patients with chronic pain.

  • Directory of Addiction Studies Programs (DASP). Database of institutions that offer a certificate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral program in substance use disorders as well as those that offer a concentration, specialty or minor in the addiction field. The data was compiled by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) National Office from data provided by NAADAC, the Peterson’s Guide to Colleges, International Consortium for Addiction Studies Educators (INCASE), and ATTC Regional Centers.

  • Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies, (DLCAS).. Internet-based educational service that provides comprehensive training and information in the field of addiction studies.

  • Dual Diagnosis Website. This site is designed to provide information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education in this field. It features articles, glossary, training materials, and other resources. Website content by Kathleen Sciacca.

  • European Addiction Training Institute.. Founded 1994 by The Jellinek, Amsterdam. Organizes international training courses for addiction workers in the European Community. NOTE: In the course of 2005 EATI will end its activities.

  • FDA: Opioid Drugs - Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). Opioids are at the center of a major public health crisis of addiction, misuse, abuse, overdose and death. FDA is taking action to protect patients from serious harm due to these drugs. This action represents a careful balance between continued access to these necessary medications and stronger measures to reduce their risks.

  • Fenway Institute. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

  • Fenway Institute: Consumer Resources. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Services include HIV counseling & testing and substance abuse treatment.

  • Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies.. Masters degree and Certificate in Addiction Counseling.

  • Health Professional Students for Substance Abuse Training (HPSSAT). HPSSAT is a group formed by students in a variety of disciplines -- nursing, medical, and PA students -- with the goal to improve professional education for those who will treat alcohol & drug abuse. The web site has information about graduate training programs in addictions for health professionals. If offers an online curriculum with evidence-based tools for health professionals-in-training, including information about sreening, assessment, and intervention .

  • Institute for Professional Development in the Addictions (IPDA).. New York state addiction training & workforce development.

  • Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA). IRETA's mission is to be a repository of information related to addiction research, health policy, prevention, intervention and treatment in Pennsylvania, and to develop effective mecha­nisms to transfer that knowledge to the substance abuse field. Affiliates include the NE ATTC and the Pennsylvanic PIC.

  • Institute for Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluation (I-SATE). ISATE conducts research on publicly funded alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs in Tennessee. I-SATE's primary mission is to evaluate the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment clients enrolled in these programs, with a particular focus on special populations, such as DUI offenders, pregnant women, adolescents, and those with co-occurring disorders.

  • International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education (INCASE). INCASE was founded in 1990 as a professional association of individuals, programs, and students specializing in addiction studies, including the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, other addictions, counselor preparation, prevention and treatment, research, and public policy. Provides a newsletter and listserv. Sponsors the Journal of Teaching Addictions.

  • Motivational Interviewing. General information about MI, as well as links, clinical issues, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research. The materials included are designed to facilitate the dissemination, adoption and implementation of MI among clinicians, supervisors, program managers and trainers, and improve treatment outcomes for clients with substance use disorders. The site has benefited from the input of several members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and hosts information about the MINT organization. There are links to manuals, tape reviews, case studies, marketing tools, multimedia.
    Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic ATTC.

  • National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA). Established in 1992, NCETA is a collaborative venture between Flinders University and the South Australian Department of Health. NCETA is a national research centre concerned with the promotion and evaluation of effective practices in workforce development in the alcohol and other drugs related field.

  • National Certified Gambling Counselors. The National Gambling Counselor Certification is a project developed by:
    The International Gambling Counselor Certification Board. We hope that states and private agencies employing gambling treatment counselors will use these requirements as a starting point of minimal acceptable competency and qualification. Each state is then encouraged to build on requirements and add local criteria they feel will best serve their client population.

  • National Reentry Resource Center. The National Reentry Resource Center, established by the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199) and administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. Resources for substance-abusing offenders is included.

  • NIDA Research Training Grants and Information. National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA pre- and postdoctoral research training.

  • Nursing Research Training in Substance Abuse. This project in the School of Nursing, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, provides research training in substance abuse. It is an interdisciplinary training program with foci of substance abuse epidemiological and treatment-related research for both predoctoral and postdoctoral nurse scholars. Elaine Thompson, Director. (member Confederation of Northwest Addiction Research Centers)

  • Online Psychology Degrees / Substance Abuse Counseling. This site lists online programs for college degrees in substance abuse counseling (and other credentials), especially featuring private, for-profit schools.

  • Outreach Training Institute. New York Metropolitan area (hover mouse over "Outreach Training Institute" on left to open menu).

  • Pacific Centre for Motivation and Change. Provides training in Motivational Interviewing in New Zealand, Australia, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Physicians' Clinical Support System - Buprenorphine (PCSS-B Training). The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have been awarded a three year grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to operate the Physicians’ Clinical Support System for Buprenorphine (PCSS-B). This initiative will provide training and clinical mentorship to practicing physicians and physicians-in-training who wish to include office-based treatment of opioid use disorders in their practices. Website includes educational and training resources such as forms, mentors and mentees, and legislation and policy, clinical guidances.

  • Postdoctoral Training, Molecular Pharmacology of Abused Drugs. This program uses molecular biology methods to study the effects of drugs on a variety of brain, genetic, and behavioral systems. Charles Chavkin, Director. (member Confederation of Northwest Addiction Research Centers)

  • Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW). The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) website is for individuals who are interested in obtaining and maintaining their Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) credential. We hope the information will be helpful to CPPs and others in the substance abuse and violence prevention fields. The website includes certification overview, reciprocity, fee scheudles, training and events and resources.

  • The Research Assistant: Resources for Behavioral Science Researchers. Tips, tools, and information about behavioral science research, with special focus on new and minority drug abuse researchers; funded by NIDA SBIR grant to Danya International, Inc.

  • Resources Exist for Networking and Training (RENT). RENT is a network of housing workers funded through the Canadian federal Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative. RENT provides training workshops that focus on specific client populations, income supports, landlord/tenant issues, mental health and addictions, and immigration and refugee issues. It also offers networking sessions, practical resources and an online discussion forum.

  • Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) : LGBTQ Youth Issues. SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. The website provides fact sheets, educator resources, policy resources, and community action updates.

  • Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET). The Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) Program is a NIDA-funded project at New York University. SARET will develop a curriculum that will draw health professionals to clinical substance abuse research. The web-based curriculum has 8 modules that introduce addiction research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.

  • Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues (SARDI) Program. Wright University. SARDI activities include research, evaluation, training and intervention to improve to the quality of life for persons with disabilities.

  • Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC). The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) is dedicated to assisting national, state, regional and local tobacco control programs, coalitions, networks and other interested parties to promote CDC-recommended program and policy best practices. It provides customized training support in various formats, expert technical assistance, and a wide variety of products and tools to help all levels of tobacco control efforts be successful. TTAC is located in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

  • Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center Website (UDETC). UDETC was established by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support its Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program. The Center mission is to provide science-based, practical, and effective training and technical assistance services to States and communities working to combat underage drinking through law enforcement and environmental strategies. The Center publishes reports and guides to policy and best practices for reducing underage drinking.

  • Washington State, Chapter 388-805 WAC : Certification requirements for chemical dependency service providers. Last updated 12/01/08. These rules describe the standards and processes necessary to be a certified chemical dependency treatment program, including application, fees, standards, etc.

  • Western Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CAPT). CSAP's Western CAPT is organized to provide useful, efficient, cost-effective, and culturally sensitive prevention application services through a comprehensive system that matches services to the technological capabilities and capacity of local community-based prevention programs.

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